In Week 6 of NCAA Football, we saw four of the top six ranked teams lose their games in stunning upsets. No. 2 Oregon, No. 3 Alabama, No. 4 Oklahoma and No. 6 Texas A&M were losers, with only No. 1 FSU and No. 5 Auburn being victorious. Let's recap the Top 6 ranked losers for Week 7.
The first loser was on Thursday as No. 2 Oregon lost, which we have recapped earlier, so we will start with the 2nd upsets as the previous No.3 Alabama Crimson Tide now 4-1 (5th in SEC West) who lost to the No.11 Ole Miss Rebels 5-0 (1st SEC West) now ranked No. 4 in Coaches poll for Wk#7.
Even with Alabama’s potent defense, the Ole Miss QB Wallace moved around the pocket and threw one complete pass after another in the 4th quarter, while completing 2 TD passes in the amazing comeback with the 23-14 victory over the then No. 3 Tide.
Statistically Alabama should have won the game as they had 20 first downs with 396 total yards to the Rebels 16 first downs and 323 total yards, but the scoreboard is what counts, and that’s were Ole Miss took the victory and now appear as a championship contender.
This win for Ole Miss give them a 5-0 start in 2014 for the 1st time since back in 1962 and ends a 10 game losing streak with Alabama with this win being the biggest for Ole Miss Rebels in a generation.
Now the Ole Miss Rebels 5-0 are ranked No. 4 (1st SEC West) and they play the last week’s No. 14 Texas A&M Aggies 5-1 (4th SEC West) with the game at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas on Saturday Oct 11th 2014.
The 3rd team to experience an upset this past Saturday, October the 4th 2014 in Week 6, was the then No. 4 Oklahoma Sooners 4-1 (5th Big 12) who were upset by then ranked No. 25 TCU Horned Frogs 4-0 (1st Big 12) as TCU won the game 37-33, and the game was played at the Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas and was seen on Fox TV.
The TCU shocked the Sooners with their fourth win in 2014 which is the 5th time in last 7 years to start a season at 5-0. The TCU Horned Frogs have won 3 straight Mountain West Titles without a loss in league play.
Again the statistics were very close with TCU having a slight edge as they had 23 first downs and 469 total offensive yards with 318 passing and 151 rushing with 3 turnovers. The Sooners had 19 first downs and 461 total yards with 309 passing and 152 rushing with 2 turnovers in the game.
Individual statistics saw TCU QB Boykin complete 20 of 38 passes for 318 yards and 2 touchdowns, RBs Catalon & Boykin had 33 carries for a combined 125 yards with Catalon scoring a TD while Receivers Listenbee & Doctson had 11 receptions for 179 yards. The Sooners QB Knight completed 14 of 35 passes for 309 yards and 1 TD and had 2 interceptions. RB’s Perine & Knight had 48 carries for a combined 148 yards with Perine scoring 3 touchdowns while Receivers Shepard & Neal had 11 combined receptions for 286 yards and Shepard scored 1 TD.
Both teams scored 2 touchdowns in 1st quarter with score at 14-14 while each score a TD and a FG in the 2 quarter with score now 24-24 ending 1st half. In the 3rd quarter each team scored TB with score now at 31-31 and the 4th quarter scoring told the tale as the Sooner only scored 2 points while TCU scored 7 points on a TD that was an 41 yard interception return and the victory at 37-33.
Next TCU Horned Frogs 4-0 plays last week’s No. 5 Baylor Bears 5-0 who also are 1st in Big 12 and the game is played at McLane Stadium in Waco Texas home of the Baylor Bears. Meanwhile, also on the 11th of October 2014, the Sooners 4-1 will play the Texas Longhorns 2-3 (5th Big 12) at the Mike Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas.
Finally the 4th team to be upset in NCAA FB Week #6 was the then No. 6 Texas A&M Aggies 5-1 (4th SEC West) who were upset by the then No. 12 Mississippi State Bulldogs 5-0 with the final score Miss ST. 48 A&M 31.
The scoring in the game saw the Bulldogs score 14 points in 1st quarter, 14 points in 2nd quarter, and 13 points in 3 quarter and 7 points in the 4th quarter for their total of 48 points. The Aggies scored 7 points in 1st, 3 points in 2nd, and 7 points in 3rd and 14 points in the 4th for their total of 31 points which was not enough to win the game.
After 10 minutes into the game, it was almost over for the Aggies as the Bulldogs QB Prescott threw 2 TD passes and ran for 3 touchdowns as they just overwhelmed the Texas A&M team. Statistically the game was close, but the scoreboard differed. The Bulldogs took a 28-7 lead in the first half, and after that their defense did not allow the Aggies to come close on the scoreboard. The Bulldogs proved to the Media in this game that there win over LSU two weeks ago was not a fluke.
Aggies QB Hill completed 37 of 62 passes for 365 yards and 4 touchdowns but was intercepted some 3 times by Bulldogs LB Brown. The Aggies scored easily in their first series offensively taking a 7-0 lead, but that was the end of the leading on the scoreboard, as the Bulldogs scored the next 4 touchdowns and the moment the Aggies looked like they would make a comeback, the Bulldogs and Prescott would start another offensive attack.
Next week the Top ranked teams will more than likely see the Ole Miss Rebels and the Mississippi State Bulldogs scrambling for the No. 3 or 4 spot. Next week, Saturday Oct.11th the Bulldogs 5-0 play the new No. 2 Auburn 5-0 in Starksville, Mississippi with game time at 3 PM ET. The Aggies 5-1 will play the now No. 3 Ole Miss Rebels at Kyle Field in Austin, Texas at 9PM ET.
So you SEC fans who bet on college football at an Offshore sportsbook or with a local the SEC teams seem to be heading towards a change in this year champions both the SEC East and West Divisions, so stay posted at watch the weekly odds on your favorite team as we head into week eight.